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SendinBlue SMTP Plugin

Introduction

Send mails to your customers with Sendinblue using your SMTP account, a free alternative instead of using Sendgrid. Also a good choice for sending emails without using default admin-no-reply@bubble.is
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This plugin uses the v3 API version (last version)
Prerequisites
To use this plugin you will need to:
  1. Create an account in Sendinblue: https://www.sendinblue.com/users/signup/​
  1. Get your v3 API key from: https://account.sendinblue.com/advanced/api ​
  1. In case when Sendinblue needs to verify your account (to prevent spammers). So sometimes before you can start sending emails, you have to send to Sendmail your page to verify the domain.

How to setup

  1. Install the plugin https://bubble.io/plugin/sendinblue-smtp-1520524904151x890914947846373400 ​
  1. Get your v3 API key from: https://account.sendinblue.com/advanced/api ​
  1. Add your v3 API key to the plugin settings tab (here)
  1. Check your account is verified and ready to send emails
You're set to send emails!

Plugin Data/Actions Calls

There are 4 different workflows, below is explained for correct usage.

Data Calls

1. Get a List of emails
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This endpoint will show the list of emails for the past 30 days by default. To retrieve emails before that time, please pass startDate and endDate in query filters.
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You have 5 types of sorting to get the list of emails. You must specify at least one type for the call to work correctly.
1. email Mandatory if templateId and messageId are not passed in query filters. Email address to which transactional email has been sent. 2. templateId Mandatory if email and messageId are not passed in query filters. Id of the template that was used to compose a transactional email. 3. messageId Mandatory if templateId and email are not passed in query filters. Message-ID of the transactional email sent. 4. startDatedate Mandatory if endDate is used. Starting date (YYYY-MM-DD) from which you want to fetch the list. The maximum time period that can be selected is one month. 5. endDatedate Mandatory if startDate is used. Ending date (YYYY-MM-DD) till which you want to fetch the list. The maximum time period that can be selected is one month.​

Action Calls

2. Send SMTP Mail
We will use this workflow when we need to send a simple message to a user. This workflow is useful i.e for sending an activation URL, reset password, etc.How to use (fields): (The * fields are required)
  • Sender_name: I.E: Alex Black
  • Sender_mail*: I.E: info@zeroqode.com (we suggest using the same mail that is configured on Sendinblue as sender mail)
  • To_name*: User name I.E: John
  • Message_html*: Message body (accepts HTML tags) NOTE! You cannot use double quotes ("some text")
  • Subject*: Message subject NOTE! You cannot use double quotes ("some text")
  • Name_toreply*: I.E: Zeroqode
3. Send SMTP Mail + File
This workflow is used when we need to send a simple message with an attached file. This workflow is useful i.e for sending invoices, birthday postals, or others. (We recommend use this workflow only when you need to send a file, because the file is required, so if you need to send only a message, don't use this one)
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NOTE: You cannot use double quotes in subject or message ("some text")!
How to use (fields): (All the other fields are the same as point 1)
  • Filename_extension*: Here we can customize the filename that will receive the user. I.E: If we are sending a Jpeg image: Myfilename.jpg
  • URL*: File URL. Please note when we use the file from our database, it is stored in //s3…, so when we send the file - we need to set static http/s: then the URL of the file
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  • content*: File content. If you are using a file from your database, use this field. To do this, you need to convert the file to Base64 code.
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NOTE: Don't use both fields (URL and content) at the same time !!! (Next 2 workflows: Templates). Please note you need a template. The sender name, sender mail is configured in Sendinblue when the template is created.
4. Send SMTP Mail + Template
You can send an email with a template created in your Sendinblue account.
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Customize the call body according to your requirements:
The Example JSON body:
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{ "sender":{ "email":"kacinski@gmail.com" }, "to":[ { "email":"zqdevelopment@gmail.com" } ], "subject":"Test Subject2", "replyTo":{ "email":"kacinski.e@gmail.com" }, "params":{ "name":"Alex K", "count":"Second" }, "templateId":2 }
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You can customize the {body} content of the Send SMTP Mail + Template action. For example, you can add the sender name, reply_to name fields, and many more. It is necessary to stick to the JSON syntax rules. You can validate your {body} using any free JSON validator, like https://jsonlint.com/
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The Sendinblue documentation can be viewed here https://developers.sendinblue.com/reference/transactional-emails
To insert a template, add the required parameter to the call body
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"templateId":2
where number is the template ID.
To add params from the template, add the required parameter to the call body
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"params":{ "name":"Alex K", "count":"Second" },
where "name" is the paramsKey, "Alex K" is the paramsName
In the template on the Sendinblue side, the parameters are written as follows {{ params.paramsKey }}
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5. Send SMTP Mail with ReplyTo
This workflow is used when we need to send a simple message with replyto parameter.
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Changelogs

Update: 31/12/2020 –
  • Added new API - Get List of Emails: this data call offers information about emails
  • Added new API action - Send SMTP Mail with Reply: action call used to send emails with replyTo parameter
Update: 03/06/2021 - Version 1.5.0
  • Updated defaults in call fields
Update: 23/08/2020 - Version 1.7.0
  • Added new actions with static fields
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Demo to preview the settings


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